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UK to Offer Free Tin Foil to Addicts

By Chrisanne Grise

Experts hope offering the foil at treatment centers will reduce health risks and encourage more addicts to seek treatment. MORE  

How to Make a Syringe in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As the 19th International AIDS Conference in DC spotlights needle exchange programs, The Fix reports from America's prison system, where addicts take matters into their own hands. MORE  

Doc's Crusade to Cure his Own Hep-C

By Jed Bickman

Hepatitis C is often caught from used needles and is difficult to detect—but it can be cured, as one researcher demonstrated on himself. MORE  

California Gov Opens Up Needle Access

By Jennifer Matesa

Jerry Brown signs two bills to make sterile syringes easier to obtain in the Golden State, aiming to reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. MORE  

Needle Park Panic at The Times

By Maia Szalavitz

Red-faced Gray Lady has to issue a correction after running error-laden letter attacking liberal Dutch drug laws. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Seniors Urged to Cut Back on Booze, Feds Bust Big Chicago Drug Ring, and Drug War Divides Cops and Communities. MORE  

Feds Freaked by Rising Hep C Rates in Massachusetts

By Kenneth Garger and Walter Armstrong

75% of Massachusetts young people with hepatitis C have injected drugs. MORE  

The Needle and the (Infectious) Damage Done

By Dirk Hanson

With needles, you’re at risk for infections you can’t even pronounce. MORE  

Hep C: It's Just a Shot Away

By Dirk Hanson

Know your alphabet: Injecting drug users are more frequently infected with hepatitis A, B, C, and D. MORE  

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Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

7/25/14 7:30pm
New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

7/25/14 5:30pm
World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

7/25/14 3:30pm
Kesha Displays New Outlook After Rehab For Eating Disorder

The 'Tik Tok' singer has found a new lease on life following a stint in rehab to combat anorexia and bulimia.

7/25/14 1:00pm
Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years.

7/25/14 10:30am

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I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist.

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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